Linked by David Adams on Thu 24th Jun 2010 16:22 UTC, submitted by Governa
Privacy, Security, Encryption About 20 percent of third-party apps available through the Android marketplace allow third-party access to sensitive data, and can do things like make calls and send texts without the owners' knowledge, according to a recent security report from security firm SMobile Systems. There's no indication that any of the highlighted apps is malicious, but the report does underscore the inherent risks of a more open ecosystem as opposed to Apple's oppressive yet more controlled environment, with every app being vetted before availability.
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Rubbish
by wonea on Fri 25th Jun 2010 12:22 UTC
wonea
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2005-10-28

Absolute tosh! Honestly, one of the main reasons Microsoft had to deal with decades security problems was because of their dodgy design decisions (ActiveX), and lack of security of focus.

So to silently suggest Apple might have the safest route, and Google should rectify the Android platform to be more like Apple's is utter nonsense. What is this article trying to achieve!? Other than selling security software.

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